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Dirtiest Places In Your Home

When you think of the dirtiest places in your home, there are probably a few spaces that come to mind like the toilet, or the space around your trashcans. But there are some areas and items in your home that you should probably pay more attention.

In this blog post, we’ll be discussing some more areas of your home that you should add to your cleaning list.

Light Switches

You have light switches in every room of your house, sometimes multiple in each room and we touch them dozens of times per day sometimes with less than clean hands, and yet we very rarely clean them.

To keep these clean spray a cloth with an all-purpose cleaner or a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water. Wipe the faceplate and the switch gently until clean.

Air Ducts

The air you breathe in your home everyday travels from your HVAC system through your air ducts and into the livable spaces of your home. Unfortunately, your air ducts can become traps for dust, dirt, allergens and even breeding grounds for mold and mildew. If you don’t clean your air ducts regularly, then this means all of that dust, and dirt will build up and end up circulating throughout your home, worsening your indoor air quality.

The simple way to clean your air ducts is to take a vacuum and suck out all of the collecting dirt and debris from the entry to the air ducts, if you want a more thorough cleaning, your best bet will be to call a professional.

Refrigerator Handle

Did you know that germs and bacteria can live on your refrigerator handles for at least two days? Think about how often you reach for that handle after touching raw eggs or meat or after dealing with your children who have just come in form playing outside. That’s a lot of germs and bacteria collecting on your refrigerator that will likely spread.

To clean this area, apply some dish soap and warm water to a cloth and wipe your refrigerator. Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach to prevent the contamination of your food.

Sinks

You might think that because your sink is always filled with running water and dish soap that it’s perfectly clean, however, this is not true. There are lots of nooks and crannies that collect water and make perfect breeding grounds for mold and bacteria. Some of these areas include the faucet and the drain, and we can’t forget the sponge.

To keep your faucet free of bacteria make sure to remove the aerator and soak it in vinegar and water every couple of months. For the garbage disposal, pour half a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar and then hot water. Additionally, remember to throw your sponges away every few weeks.

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